Supreme Court Justice Richard LeBlanc is looking into cost and schedule overruns of the $12.7-billion dam on the Lower Churchill River.
The toxicant formed as vegetation rots under water turns up in wild food sources used by local Indigenous communities.
Dwight Ball has panned the project as historic mistake.
Cost has essentially doubled to more than $12.7 billion since it was sanctioned in 2012; first power expected later this year.
Kathy Dunderdale asserted “risk mitigation was a theme that moved through the whole discussion of the development of Muskrat Falls.”
Witnesses, commissioners describe lack of documents showing thorough review of cost estimates and project risks.
Danny Williams championed Muskrat Falls as a form of energy independence from Quebec, before retiring from politics shortly after announcing the plan in 2010.
Expert says tense relationship between Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec stems from the notoriously lopsided 1969 Churchill Falls deal.
Initiatives aimed at limiting a spike of methylmercury in wild food sources, such as fish and seals.
Raises questions about the stability of the North Spur dam, a crucial element of the Muskrat Falls design
$12.7-billion project that will also provide energy to Nova Scotia has almost doubled in cost.
Maritime Link to be complete by the end of this year, but power isn’t expected to flow until 2020 at the earliest.
Expected to ease costs on consumers that are estimated to hit 21.4 cents per kilowatt hour by 2021.
Will slightly ease power bills that are expected to almost double rate paid last year.
ST. JOHN’S, NL — Methylmercury levels are expected to rise in the reservoir created by construction of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador, officials with Nalcor Energy confirmed, saying local residents can eventually expect an advisory warning them to…